MBOT Weekly
News & Updates
August 24 | 2020
Upcoming Event
Information Webinar:

Health and Safety Excellence Program

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST
This Week's Poll Question
Erin O'Toole is now the new leader of the
Conservative Party of Canada.
Are you confident of his leadership?
Please Select Your Answer
I'm disappointed.
Time will tell.
I had to Google who he is.
Government of Canada Announces New Support Plan
Government of Canada announces plan to help support Canadians through the next phase of the recovery
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Chrystia Freeland, and the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, announced changes to the Employment Insurance (EI) program and new income support benefits that will better support all Canadians.
Government extends Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy support for furloughed employees for four weeks
To help support workers and provide certainty for employers, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, announced that the government proposes to extend the current treatment of furloughed employees under the CEWS program by
4 weeks – from
August 30 to September 26.
Ontario Expands Indoor Capacity
Ontario Expands Indoor Capacity for Meeting and Event Facilities
The Ontario government is safely reopening more of the economy by easing restrictions for facilities that rent out professional meeting and event spaces. Beginning August 21, 2020, facilities can have up to 50 guests for each indoor meeting room or event space within the facility. The facility would have to adhere to a plan approved by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health.
Ontario and Municipalities Work Towards a Strong Economic Recovery
The Ontario government joined hundreds of municipal officials for a successful virtual 2020 Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) conference this past week. It demonstrated the critical partnership between the province and municipalities and the willingness to work towards a safe and strong economic recovery.
Ontario Extends Orders Under the Reopening Ontario Act, 2020
All orders under the ROA have been extended to September 22, 2020, with the following exceptions:

MBOT Radio Podcasts - Available on iTunes, Spotify and Google Play
Expert Guests Daily
Hosted by CEO David Wojcik
Podcast Guest:
Sharon Worsley
Ontario Chamber of Commerce

Customer Service Nightmares PT 1
Podcast Guest:
Carol Kotacka
Ryelle Strategy Group

Building Your Teams Capacity

Podcast Guest:
Sean Jennings
C.I.M. Solutions

Improving Email Delivery

Port of Montreal Strike Affecting Canadian Business
Letter to The
Honourable Filomena Tassi
Minister of Labour
Re: Port of Montreal Strike
From Alectra – Letter to the Mississauga Board of Trade
This communication is to update businesses regarding Alectra’s ongoing efforts to support small and large business customers, in the communities we serve, as they continue to adapt to the impacts of COVID-19.
Canada United

Canadians are encouraged to watch the Canada United videos online at GoCanadaUnited.ca, like posts from @GoCanadaUnited on social media and use #CanadaUnited to demonstrate their support. For each of these actions until August 31, 2020, RBC will contribute 5 cents up to a maximum contribution amount of $2 million to the new Canada United Small Business Relief Fund.

The Canada United toolkit has everything you need to show your customers that you’re participating in Canada United Weekend.
MBOT Upcoming Events
Upcoming Event
Membership Matters Virtual Orientation
Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020
7:45 AM - 9:00 AM EST
MBOT Radio Podcast - Political and Economic Update
Podcast Guest:
Brad Butt

Weekly Political Update
Podcast Guest:
Peter Hall

Central Banks - What Are They Good For?
MBOT Magazine
MBOT Quarterly Magazine
Please Email or Call 905-273-6151 ext. 430
What's Happening in Mississauga?
Mind Your Own Business - Contest for Entrepreneurs
Until September 7th, 2020, The Erin Mills Town Centre is calling all entrepreneurs, small business owners, start-ups and students in Mississauga for an opportunity to win free kiosk rental for the month of December (valued at $25,000).
Are You a Small-to-Medium (SME) Manufacturer Looking to
Reduce Your Energy Bills?
The SME Energy Management Consortium will bring together 10 small-to-medium manufacturing companies to:

  • Follow a pathway to Strategic Energy Management Excellence
  • Learn from industry experts
  • Share tips and experience on energy projects
  • Receive up to $15,000 to improve your company's energy management

Applications are being accepted on a
first-come, first-served basis. 

Upcoming Event
Good Morning Mississauga
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM EST
Additional Resources
Business Reopening Toolkits
Each toolkit will have everything you’ll need to reopen your business. Access more support for business reopening.
COVID-19 & Getting Back to Work: Smart, Safe, and Supportive
Ontario is heading back to work, but to stop the spread of COVID-19 we need to do it in the right way. This video outlines some high level considerations for employers and employees.
Peel Public Health's Weekly
COVID-19 Epidemiological Update
For More Information or Answers to your Questions
Contact Kelsey Lusk
Digital Asset Manager